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Oxfordshire, with beautiful architecture, rolling green hills and academic prowess, is home to a wonderful selection of meeting, conference and event venues. Why not hold your next event in the beautiful surroundings of an Oxford University College? Or organise a meeting in a luxury country house hotel?

Alternatively, reward your team with private dining experience at an award-winning restaurant or drinks reception at an iconic museum. For those looking to tie the knot, Oxfordshire has a great selection of wedding venues from a UNESCO World Heritage site through to contemporary city centre locations.

The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is one of the commitments made by the six Oxfordshire authorities as part of the £215m Housing & Growth Deal, which will help deliver greatly needed new homes – including affordable and social housing, and infrastructure to the county while helping to tackle climate change.

By having all six authorities involved, the Plan will be able to collectively consider the needs of the county and align its strategies so that future housing and infrastructure is more joined up.

This is important as many people live and work across the county – their everyday life is not restricted to district administrative boundaries and so neither should planning for the future.

All six authorities can also work better together to identify and implement policies to help tackle climate change across the county.

Issues such as the Green Belt, biodiversity and transport will also benefit from consideration at a higher level with a consistent approach across all the authorities.

Each Oxfordshire district committed through the Oxfordshire Housing & Growth Deal to submitting a Local Plan for examination by April 2019.

The districts are at different stages of this, however each authority is well on the way to producing a Local Plan covering the period up to between 2031 and 2036.

The Oxfordshire Plan builds on the foundations set by the current and emerging Local Plans and looks beyond them, at the strategic planning issues for the period up to 2050. It will give districts a framework for future planning policies and help determine planning applications where appropriate.

The Plan will not allocate sites for housing or employment. Instead, it will identify key areas for sustainable growth with associated housing / employment numbers, while considering how to help tackle climate change, improve water efficiency and mitigate flood risk.

Districts will then use this to produce future Local Plans which will provide a detailed view of how housing and infrastructure will be delivered, and how they will address the climate emergency.


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Live Music Venues

  • Cowley Road – the old Zodiac, which has now sadly become a corporate venue and known as the O2 Academy. Great live music, always has a wonderful vibe, and had some good times there.
  • Combibos has an open mic and live performance every Tuesday evening (circa 7:30 pm)during academic year. Run by Francie Jones, Balliol grad student.
  • The Bridge Nightclub
  • Oxford Town Hall.
  • Thirst Lodge, by the Westgate Centre
  • The Jericho Tavern, The Zodiac of course, Oxford Brookes SU.
  • Moonshine 10 pin bowling alley, eynsham
  • The biggest hang out musically for Oxford is the Zodiac on Cowley Road and some pretty well known bands come here from time to time. 
  • Check out the Wheatsheaf for rock, and the Zodiac. I don’t know shit about other music but i hear the Cellar has a bunch of Hip-Hop and other rubbish!
  • Smaller places like the Wheatsheaf and the Cellar have some good local bands. Brookes Uni gets in some of the bigger names.
  • Wheatsheaf. You can go here to watch not one piss poor band but three at a time if you’re lucky.
  • zodiac on cowley road – can be expansive, but good craic
  • Zodiac, Cowley Road Wheatsheaf Arms, High Street
  • The Zodiac on Cowley Road has club nights, local bands and big name artists. 
  • the zodiac has to win- and, soon, the courtyard in bicester is opening up to host bands aswell. not to be missed!! 🙂
  • Get real, can you read? This is OXFORD.
  • The Cricketer’s Arms has nice jazz.
  • the best big venue is brookes, by a mile. the best small is the wheatsheaf, but it’s a bit too small sadly. the zodiac is evil, but all the best bands play there. life’s a bitch.
  • Cellar is fun. Wheatsheaf is ok. Zodiac is a bit blah but the main big venue. I’m sure there’s others….
  • Backroom & the Bully (Bullingdon Arms, Cowley Road to you non-locals) 
  • Student Union at Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Oxford
  • Has to be the Zodiac–downstairs usually. The Wheatsheaf’s good as well-they have good-if-unknown indie bands upstairs sometimes.

Music Venues

  • Music venues in Oxford are pretty relaxed. Good if you’re a quirky musician who doesn’t want to leave the stage under a hail of bottles. The Zodiac is a strange mixture of the village disco and spawning ground of musical innovation.
  • The Bullingdon Arms up Cowley always has bands on. Saw last night the Vegastones: definitely the next big thing… for me at least!
  • Gloucester Arms pub. If your a metal, nu-metal, thrash-metal fan then this is the place to be! 
  • The Zodiac, Cowley Road The Fuggle and Firkin Blues on a Monday on Gloucester Green
  • The george Street theatre
  • The Jericho, above the Philanderer and Firkin, Walton Street – gets the occasional up and coming band. The Point, above The Pub Oxford – Heard them on the Evening Session? Then they’re bound to play here soon.
  • Bullingdon Arms – friendly pub on the Cowley Road with a small music venue at the back. 
  • The Apollo
  • The Oxford Venue has reopened as the Zodiac and is really good. There was partying in the streets when this place reopened let me tell you matey.
  • Brookes University also now have a new 1200 capacity venue.
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